December 11, 2021
Video game character Master Chief is being brought to life in a new Paramount+ series adapted from the XBOX franchise “Halo.”
First launched in 2001 with several editions in the franchise to date, the “Halo” video games revolve around a super-soldier named Spartan 117 (a.k.a. Master Chief) as he fights the alien forces of the Covenant.
Due to launch in the U.S. and all available markets with access to Paramount+, the new trailer depicts leading characters Pablo Schreiber as the Master Chief, Spartan-117; Natascha McElhone as Dr. Halsey, the creator of the Spartan super-soldiers; and Jen Taylor as Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history, in the first ever live-action adaptation.
Additional actors include Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy and Danny Sapani.
The “Halo” live-action series is produced by Showtime in partnership with 343 Industries and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television with ViacomCBS distributing internationally.
Read our full interview with John Friend, head, Halo and Xbox Consumer Products, XBOX in our April 2021 Gaming Issue for a full insight into the franchise’s impact on gaming.
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